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learned about the defence case, further material may fall within the scope of s 3 and thereby require disclosure. As the CPS Disclosure Manual states, ‘It is essential that [disclosure] is

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discusses a case where the rowdiness of the arrestee was exaggerated in order to legally justify an arrest which the police thought was morally justifiable, and essential to maintain

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Appeal added his stamp of approval in Criminal Cases Review Commission, ex p Pearson. 287 Lord Bingham CJ declared that: ‘It is essential to the health and proper functioning of a modern

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system, with appeal courts considered an essential feature of a fair system, and it is also much easier to build public interest and support in a case through digital media, as we explore

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control models, because it is used in the most serious cases such as murder and rape. A high rate of guilty verdicts is thus essential to the strategy of effective crime control. The deterrent

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on domestic violence cases found that after CPS review the vast majority of cases proceeded on the correct charge, but they concluded that 9 per cent of cases had not proceeded on the

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courts It is essential to be able to distinguish between matters of public law and those of private law as these classifications determine which court will hear the case and which party

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because jury trial is used in the most serious cases such as murder, rape and terrorism. A high rate of guilty verdicts is thus essential to the strategy of effective crime control. The

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Inquiries in a case may be completed quickly or may spread over a considerable time, in which case the police have a duty to keep the victim informed of the progress of the case. Beyond such

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their case is perceived to be a weak one. 8.5.2 Information from the prosecution In order for the defence to assess the prospects of conviction it is obviously essential they

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carefully because the cases which appear in the two courts differ markedly. In 2010–11, the acquittal rate (including cases where judges and magistrates rule there is no case to answer) was

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the most serious cases. If the magistrates decide to send the case to the Crown Court, the case will be dealt with there. If, however, the decision is to retain the case in the summary

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the minority of cases that get that far) requires the presentation of a case. All cases are constructions, and become the property of the side which built it. Cases often become far

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are concerned with the progress of the case from arrest through to court, or as far as the case goes; dispositive decisions, which divert a case from the process of prosecution and trial

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sudden-infant-death cases; HMRC controlled deliveries of drugs cases; cases linked to the disbanded West Midlands Police Serious Crime Squad, and youth confession cases from Northern Ireland

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of policy, double or treble the number of cases prosecuted, but to do so would be at the cost of other regulatory activities deemed essential.’ 205 Lack of resources also means that

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experts’ evidence and pursue additional lines of scientific inquiry in appropriate cases. It is essential, in an adversarial system of criminal justice, that the jury gets to hear both

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to grasp quickly the essential issues in those applications it receives. The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) now funds lawyers to conduct an ‘initial screening’ of a case, not normally exceeding

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must satisfy a merits test. In many of these cases the case is dealt with at that one hearing. Minor cases are not covered, and for most cases that are adjourned, the defendant will be

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all documents considered essential for the person to exercise their right of defence and to “safeguard the fairness of the proceedings”’. 119 In the case of a person making a statement